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LanEvo
10-17-2010, 02:19 PM
Hey guys, this is my question, I have always done a two piece, never a one piece before. so it had me thinking, with two piece you would just slip through the middle on mains and start evenly. and finish withe two knots and start with the the crosses. But I was thinking of a one piece how would you start that? Because you would have to leave a long amount for the crosses to start on one side. Oh, I use a Gamma 6pt drop weight machine.

Kaz00
10-17-2010, 02:37 PM
http://www.stringforum.net/patterns.php

rich s
10-17-2010, 02:41 PM
you start with a 38-40" length of string depending on the frame.

measure 9-10", depending on the short side dimension, then you can put a starting clamp at that point, mark it with a sharpie or etc.

Then when you string it thru the frame you stop at the mark/starting clamp, etc so that you have 9-10 ft on one side of the loop and ~28-30 ft on the other side of the loop.

If you are stringing a prince racquet or a wilson rollers racquet you want to look on the frame for the verbiage to tell you which is the short side.

string the mains like normal and tie off the short side, then continue the long side on the crosses after you have tied off the short side.

mad dog1
10-17-2010, 02:55 PM
you start with a 38-40" length of string depending on the frame.

measure 9-10", depending on the short side dimension, then you can put a starting clamp at that point, mark it with a sharpie or etc.

Then when you string it thru the frame you stop at the mark/starting clamp, etc so that you have 9-10 ft on one side of the loop and ~28-30 ft on the other side of the loop.

If you are stringing a prince racquet or a wilson rollers racquet you want to look on the frame for the verbiage to tell you which is the short side.

string the mains like normal and tie off the short side, then continue the long side on the crosses after you have tied off the short side.

feet not inches

esgee48
10-17-2010, 03:11 PM
What the above posters said would work. Just make sure that when you do a '1 piece string job' you start your first cross according to the racquet manufacturer's requirements. If they say Top to Bottom and you do Bottom to Top, you can void warranties. Of course, if you're doing your own racquets and the racquets are no longer under warrantee, then go ahead. If it were a paying customers, I wouldn't do it without telling them.

rich s
10-17-2010, 04:19 PM
feet not inches

damn that shift key!!!

thanks! :)

LanEvo
10-18-2010, 01:01 PM
you start with a 38-40" length of string depending on the frame.

measure 9-10", depending on the short side dimension, then you can put a starting clamp at that point, mark it with a sharpie or etc.

Then when you string it thru the frame you stop at the mark/starting clamp, etc so that you have 9-10 ft on one side of the loop and ~28-30 ft on the other side of the loop.

If you are stringing a prince racquet or a wilson rollers racquet you want to look on the frame for the verbiage to tell you which is the short side.

string the mains like normal and tie off the short side, then continue the long side on the crosses after you have tied off the short side.

What if i have no starting clamp?

rich s
10-18-2010, 01:56 PM
What if i have no starting clamp?

mark it with a sharpie......

see my original post :)

mad dog1
10-18-2010, 02:41 PM
damn that shift key!!!

thanks! :)

no problem. :)

just didn't want LanEvo to attempt one piece stringing w/ a 40" length of string and wonder why there was only enough string to do 3 mains. :confused:

Lakers4Life
10-18-2010, 04:13 PM
What if i have no starting clamp?

You don't need a starting clamp for a One Piece Job.

dlesser13
10-18-2010, 04:54 PM
You don't need a starting clamp for a One Piece Job.

No, but you need something to mark the short side string with, as posted before, a sharpie works just fine. I had been doing primarily two piece jobs as a starter myself and have since moved on(my last few string jobs) to one pieces. I myself use a sharpie as well.

Lakers4Life
10-19-2010, 11:33 AM
I used to do that, but when stringing from a 40 foot set of string, as long as you give yourself more than enough on the Short Side, it does not have to "dead on". I use the frame to measure how much I need, and it has yet to fail me. (knock on wood)

As for the Starting Clamp method, which I find cumbersome. A piece of tape or a clothespin works just as good for holding the short side (main center).